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Substance Use and Misuse Awareness Level 3

Course Code: BA641
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Gain an in-depth understanding of substance use and misuse, from home! 

Do you have an interest in working with people who suffer from substance use and misuse problems? Perhaps you would like to become a counsellor or therapist? Then this course is perfect if you want to kick-start your career!

  • Gain the knowledge you need to understand the causes of substance and drug abuse
  • Be aware of the different treatments available
  • Explore the help and advice that is available for drug users and their families
  • Understand how to work with individuals with addiction problems

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Your experienced and friendly tutor will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course so you can work at your own pace.

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Understanding drug use and misuse
    • Reasons individuals have for using drugs and alcohol (Both positive and negative)
    • Different motivations for using various substances
    • Analysing underlying causes
    • Physical and psychological effects that drugs and alcohol can have on the people who use them
  • Unit 2: Responding to substance use and misuse
    • Different ways to respond to substance use and misuse
    • National and international drug policing and prevention strategies
    • Different individual charities and support groups that are available
    Unit 3: Young people, families and communities
    • Impact drugs can have on individuals especially children and families living in a wider community
    • Ways that communities can help those suffering from substance use problems

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away! You can start the course at any time.

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

    The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

    [1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

Once your tutor has received your work they will mark and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Certificate of Achievement in proving your success in Substance Use and Misuse Awareness Level 3.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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